Abstract of Thomas Sorsby's Will

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Thomas Sorsby (or Shrousby)

Will Abstract


Surry Co., VA Will Book # 12; p. 174

Testator: THOMAS SORSBY of Surry Co., VA

Signed: 11 Nov 1787

Proved: 22 Jan 1788

"being sick and weak, but of sound mind, memory and understanding and of disposing mind"

Names/Mentions in Will:

Wife Lucy Sorsby (gives use of the "Plantation I now live in together with the land I purchased of William and Rebecca Simmonds")

Daughter Sarah (unmarried)

Son in law John Southall (gives him "the land he now lives on which I bought of Stephen Sorsby, together with the land commonly called Pulleys")

Grandson Francis Walker Southall (under age 21; states he is the son of John Southall)

My mother (name not listed)

Elizabeth White, my sister

Thomas Sorsby, son of Stephen Sorsby

Negroes -- Nan, Ratliff, Rachel, Ben, Ally, Hannah, Will, Hund, Anthony, Anneke, Claiborne, Lucy, Sylvia, Edmonds, Harry, Ephraim, Harry ("now at Henry Whites")

 Executors: "my loving Wife Lucy Sorsby, my Son in law John Southall, and my friend James Kee"

Witnesses: Christopher Lucas, Thomas Sorsby, Stephen Sorsby, and Richard Tugler

Abstracted by Susan S. Sasek from the online document submitted by Janet McColley Franklin to the USGenweb (click here to view online will) [note -- it's listed after the will of Francis F. Shrousby in the USGenweb file] 

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